Executive Director - Michael Sanderson
Deputy Director - Virginia White
Leads the daily operations of the Association and its staff, contributing to the overall strategic direction of MACo regarding services and resources. Leads the Member Services team by coordinating all events, overall communications, marketing, outreach, and partnership plans. Manages all facets of conferences and events for the Association. Contributes to advocacy campaigns and legislative testimony processes. Liaison to MACo’s Board of Directors, the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Financial Services Center, and NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy.
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Legislative Director - Kevin Kinnally
Leads MACo policy staff in review of legislation to advance county positions. Works with MACo affiliate organizations to develop information helpful to MACo communications and advocacy efforts. Legislative Affairs Areas: state budget and fiscal issues, elections, finance, taxes and revenues, emergency services, pensions, and intergovernmental relations. Liaison to Budget & Finance and Emergency Management affiliates, Elections Officials, Tax Collectors Affinity Group (within MDGFOA), and the Large Counties Coalition Chapter Organization. Hosts the Conduit Street Podcast.
Associate Policy Director - D'Paul Nibber
Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: public information and ethics, government liability and courts, health and human services, housing and community development, public safety and corrections. Liaison to MACo’s Health, Human Services, Corrections, and Attorneys Affiliates, along with the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, Maryland Sheriffs Association, firefighter groups, and MACo’s County Officials Diversity Caucus Chapter Organization.
Associate Policy Director - Brianna January
Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: education, schools and capital facilities, employee benefits and relations, business affairs, and pensions. Liaison to MACo’s Human Resources Affiliate, Women of MACo and Large County Coalition Chapter Organizations, county procurement officers, and education groups (MABE, PSSAM, etc.).
Associate Policy Director - Dominic J. Butchko
Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: environment, planning and zoning, transportation and public works, parks and recreation, intergovernmental relations, and information technology. Liaison to MACo’s Environmental Health Officers, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, Engineers, and Planners Affiliates, along with MACo’s Rural County Coalition Chapter Organization.
Membership Coordinator - Allison Valliant
Maintains membership database and serves as conference registrar for attendees, speakers, and moderators. Project manager of the MACo Directory of County Officials publication. Manages office scheduling for staff and in-house meetings. Facilitates MACo’s appointments process for statewide task forces, commissions, and committees.
Communications Coordinator - Victoria Maas
Coordinates the Association’s communications channels, including the Conduit Street blog, social media, and MACo’s weekly e-newsletter. Assists with the production of MACo’s Conduit Street Podcast. Promotes county news and interest items and facilitates information-sharing among the membership. Serves as the liaison to members of the press and county Public Information Officers.
Office Coordinator - Sofia Pablos-Aguirre
Serves as the hub of office operations by maintaining the facility, managing office/vendor relationships, and coordinating in-house meetings, particularly MACo’s Legislative Committee meetings. Facilitates phone and email inquiries and leads or supports other projects to advance the Association’s work.
Corporate Relations Manager - Regina Brzozowsky
Facilitates opportunities for corporate entities to connect with MACo’s members and conference participants. Coordinates and implements partnerships, sponsorships, and exhibit shows.